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Doktor Faustus. Das Leben des deutschen Tonsetzers Adrian Leverkühn, erzählt von einem Freunde.
Stockholm, Bermann-Fischer Verlag, 1947. Orig. full cloth w. gilt lettering on back and gilt ornamentation on front board. Lower capital a bit worn, otherwise nice and clean. ¶ First edition of one of the absolutely greatest novels of the 20th century, by the German Nobell Price winner, Thomas Mann, who with this novel put a new take on the Faust legend by relating it to the German National Socialism. The work is Thomas Mann's last great work. The first edition is mentioned in Printing and the Mind of Man: ""Byron's "Manfred" (1817) is the first of a long list of 'Faustian' plays, novels and musical compositions of which there may be mentioned ... Thomas Mann's novel (1948)." [recte 1947]. PMM 298. The work was printed in Berlin later the same year, but the Stockholm-edition is the true first. Wilpert/Gühring 100.
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